Discolored water was found Sunday in the Emporia water system.

On September 8, there was a mechanical failure with one of the chemical pumps at the Water Treatment Plant. This caused a light pink to red color in the water.

Since the failure at the facility, other safeguards have been put in place to prevent any other occurrences. Replacement pumps have been ordered and will be installed by Friday, September 13, 2019.

This is a reminder that the water is safe for consumption and other uses.

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